Launch a New Career at NCC in Just Weeks
Preparing for a new career is a major decision, but it doesn’t have to take a major investment of time or money.
At Norwalk Community College, you can prepare for specialized jobs in a just a few months, or as little as six weeks.
Many NCC programs are fast tracks to today’s fastest-growing fields including health care, public safety, computer technology, and green-collar jobs.
Complete the four courses and clinical experience required for NCC’s non-credit Dental Assistant Certificate and you can earn an average $43,000 a year.
One of the top 10 fastest-growing careers is Certified Nurse Aide. NCC offers the 108-hour Certified Nurse Aide course, which includes 72 hours of hands-on training in the laboratory and clinical setting. Upon completion, students are awarded the required state certificate to work in long-term care facilities. CNAs earn an average $31,400 annually.
Medical Billing and Insurance Reimbursement Specialists are in great demand because of federal mandates for electronic billing and record-keeping. NCC offers a three-module certificate program that prepares students to work in a medical facility or doctor’s office. The average salary is $33,529.
In just six three-hour class sessions, you can earn a Physical Therapist Aide Certificate and be prepared to help physical therapists improve patients’ functioning after illness or injury. The average starting salary is $27,000.
Love animals? The NCC Veterinary Assistant Program, consisting of four courses plus a clinical experience, prepares students to assist veterinarians with surgical and dental procedures. This growing field pays an average of $23,732 a year.
Job openings in the computer and information technology industries will double within the next five years, according to Dept. of Labor statistics.
NCC offers short-term certification programs in A+ Certification , a credential needed to become a computer service technician.; Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Computer Programming, Web Mastering, Web Design, and Computer Graphics Certificate (Macintosh). Each of these certificate programs requires only five non-credit courses for completion.
Job opportunities in the public safety industry have increased in response to global terrorism and the expansion of global commerce. A former U.S. Secret Service Agent teaches the two-session Security Officer Certification program at NCC, as well as a six-session Special Security Officer Training program and other security industry courses.
NCC also offers short-term programs in green industry jobs. This growing field prepares Connecticut’s workers to assess and retrofit homes and buildings to become more energy-efficient. Environmental science and protection technicians earn an average $51,376. The college’s Building Energy Efficiency Worker Training certificate can be completed in just six weeks.
For more information, contact the NCC Division of Extended Studies and Workforce Training at (203)857-7058 or log on to www.ncc.commnet.edu .